A ‘State of the RECC’ from Coordinator Trevor Gregg

UPDATE (3:29pm): My Green Lake has some additional information about a few of the classes that will be either shifting from Green Lake Community Center to the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center or will be canceled altogether (from Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams):

  • Creative Dance at Green Lake will MOVE to Ravenna-Eckstein
  • Private music lessons and Hula at Green Lake will be CANCELED

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So far *knocks on wood*, the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center (6535 Ravenna Avenue NE) has fared much better in the city’s budget than its two community center neighbors in Green Lake and Laurelhurst: No cuts seem to be in the works for our neighborhood’s facility. In fact, things just might be getting a LOT busier.

Trevor Gregg, Coordinator of the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center

I talked to Ravenna-Eckstein’s Coordinator, Trevor Gregg, on Friday about the budget and what changes may be coming to his center:

The final budget will be announced on November 22.ร‚ย  I know folks in the community are very anxious to know the final budget’s impacts, as are we.

In the meantime, Ravenna staff are making every attempt to help our neighboring community centers during this tough budget year: We are working Laurelhurst and Green Lake staff to find a home at Ravenna for those programs that may be displaced.

Classes from nearby community centers that Trevor says Ravenna-Eckstein could potentially absorb include:

  • From Green Lake Community Center: Qigong, Piano Lessons, Hawaiian Hula Dance and Tai Chi
  • From Laurelhurst Community Center: Body Conditioning, Saxophone Instruction, and Flute and Recorder Lessons

Keep your browser tuned to the Ravenna Blog for updates as more information about the final 2010 city budget becomes available.

Trevor and Larry thank you for your time